A place to play and compete high in the mountains
An 80 acre state-of-the-art sports campus in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Rocky Top Sports World is bigger and better than any other sporting facility in the region. The goal when constructing this facility was to turn Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains into the ideal place to host a sports tournament or championship event.
The new facility has already brought thousands of athletic teams and their families to the Smoky Mountains for competitive football, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and youth soccer tournaments. Rocky Top Sports World offers a superb state of the art facility that will make Gatlinburg a major sports destination in the Smoky Mountain region.
Because of the prime location in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the sporting complex has reached 35% more events than projected during the first year of operation. Next time you are in Gatlinburg, come and join the fun!
Rocky Top Sports World Offers a Wide Range of Great Facilities
At Rocky Top Sports World there are plenty of opportunities to improve your sporting skills, play a lively game and challenge yourself. You’ll find six state of the art synthetic fields of turf, one natural surface playing field, six fields that are fully lit at night and a championship stadium sized field. There are also six basketball courts with four more on site and twelve volleyball courts with five more on site.
The championship field offers a press box and stadium seating for 1,500, so event organizers and governing bodies will find everything necessary to host a range of events from football to band, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, or much more.
There are also high quality facilities for court sports, such as basketball, volleyball, table tennis, martial arts and wrestling. Also, on site you will find the Anna Porter Public Library and the Gatlinburg Community Center.
Offering new state of the art facilities, excellent tournament amenities, helpful staff and a great location close to the best that Gatlinburg has to offer – Rocky Top Sports World has become one of the hottest new sporting destinations in the Smoky Mountain region.
A Superb Location for a Sporting Club
This sports center is known as a “Tournament Organizer’s Dream” due to its excellent facilities and prime location in Gatlinburg. It’s already becoming the most talked about tournament destination in the state. Its gorgeous mountain location makes for a stunning backdrop to any sporting event. Also, the sport center can be reached quickly and conveniently from downtown Gatlinburg via the Gatlinburg Trolley System. It is one of the most convenient locations for a sporting event because of its proximity to so many cities and attractions.
The convenient location means that it is only 10 minutes away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and lovely downtown Gatlinburg and tourist hotspot of Pigeon Forge as well. The sports complex is a short four miles away from Gatlinburg’s famous shopping and entertainment district. In addition, it is only minutes away from the many interesting shops, great restaurants and fun attractions of Gatlinburg. There are several things to do during pass time for extra team building too.
Looking for a place to stay awhile as you attend a sporting event at Rocky Top Sports World? There are tons of cabin rentals, local hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and relaxing condos that are perfect for athletes and their families to relax in after a thrilling day of competition. Some lodging facilities even offer special discounted group rates.
Fun for the Whole Family
Tournament weekends can be long and repetitive, going back and forth to the field or court everyday. Mix up the trip by going to some of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge’s attractions. While you are in the area, you might as well turn that weekend tournament into a Smoky Mountain family vacation.
There are a wide range of family friendly activities to enjoy while in town. Between the shopping, dining, and attractions, there is something fun for everyone. Try one of the famous dinner shows, outdoor attractions, or just relax in a cabin and appreciate nature. Either way, be sure to make the most of your time in the mountains.
The Story Behind Rocky Top Sports World
The large sports campus in Gatlinburg is named after Rocky Top, a legendary mountain in East Tennessee. It is one of the most famous mountains in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it offers fantastic hiking opportunities for visitors. Hikers tackling the peak of Rocky Top begin their arduous trek at the Cades Cove scenic picnic area, where they will travel three and a half miles to the beautiful Bote Mountain Trail.
It’s easy to see why Rocky Top was chosen as the namesake for the sports complex in Gatlinburg – it is situated within close proximity to the mountain. Also, there are some parallels to be drawn between the demanding trek up Rocky Top Mountain and the sports events that take place at Rocky Top Sports World. Both involve pushing yourself to the limit in order to achieve a lofty goal.
Although the physical feat is challenging, the participants must keep moving until they reach the peak. When they persevere and achieve their goals, they are rewarded – the hikers enjoy a gorgeous view and the athletes enjoy medals and tournament accolades. Rocky Top Sports World was named after the mountain in order to capture the spirit of determination that it represents. Are you going to challenge yourself to hike to the peak while you are here?
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